If we are a metaphor of the universe, the human couple is
the metaphor par excellence, the point of intersection
of all forces and the seed of all forms. The couple is
time recaptured, the return to the time before time.
– Octavio Paz

Havana, Cuba

Omo Valley, Ethiopia


The Sahel, Nouakchott, Mauritania

One’s not half of two;
Two are halves of one.
– e.e. cummings

United States



We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship is formed.
As in filling a vessel drop by drop,
There is at last a drop which makes it run over;
so in a series of 
kindnesses there is
at last one which makes the heart run over.
– Samuel Johnson



In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything,
two minus one equals nothing.
– Mignon McLaughlin

Shanghai, China

Gostivar, Macedonia

Two are better than one because they
have a good reward for their labor.
– Ecclesiastes 4:9 KJV

Agra, India

No road is long with good company.
– Turkish Proverb

Luoyang, China

Srinagar, Kashmir

La Fortuna, Honduras

I cannot think of any need in childhood as
strong as the need for a father’s protection.
– Sigmund Freud

Angkor, Cambodia


Brothers and sisters are as close as hands and feet.
– Vietnamese Proverb

Amdo, Tibet

Thou art thy mother’s glass, and she in thee
Calls back the lovely April of her prime.
– William Shakespeare



Machen, Tibet

It is one of the most beautiful compensations
of this life that no man can sincerely try to help
another without helping himself.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Goa, India



Steve McCurry:  A Life in Pictures

The book brings together all of McCurry’s key adventures and influences, from his experiences travelling as a young adult to his very first journalistic images taken in the aftermath of the 1977 Johnstown floods. Then to his first breakthrough journey into Afghanistan hidden among the mujahideen, his many travels across India and Pakistan, his coverage of the destruction of the 1991 Gulf War and the September 11th terrorist attacks in New York, and up to his current work.

The selection of photographs includes his best-known shots and over 100 previously unpublished images. Also included are personal notes, telegrams and visual ephemera from his travels and assignments, all accompanied by Bonnie McCurry’s authoritative text – drawn from her familial relationship with Steve – as well as reflections from many of Steve’s friends and close colleagues.

Available in Italy, October 9, 2018 – Mondadori/Electa

Available in Germany,  October 10 – Knesebeck publishers

Available in the UK – October 22 – Laurence King Publishers

Available in France,  November 8 – La Martiniere

Available in the U.S.  November 22 – Laurence King


About Steve McCurry

Steve McCurry, recognized universally as one of today’s finest image-makers, has won many of photography’s top awards.
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16 Responses to POWER OF TWO

  1. Marilee Pittman says:

    I believe you are a poet, whose medium is the camera.

  2. Such beautiful pictures of people. Thank you.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Thank you so much for the beautiful photographs and remarks. It is a gift. I really feel we are all one family and community. Glad to hear about your book.
    I would like to order in November. I for my recently married daughter and son-in-law and one for me.

  4. annicaaktiv says:

    Great shots of the life! I really like it.

  5. Janice Plummer says:

    Thank you.

  6. John Nicholson says:

    The incredible beauty of real people. So moving. Thanks a million.

  7. Tony Luna says:

    As always, a stunning visual narrative of what it means to be human.

  8. Exquisite group of photos all, but the old couple in Macedonia moved me to tears.

  9. Dr. Rex says:

    Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Power of Two … amazing photography!!
    NEW BOOK … Steve McCurry: A Life in Pictures … need uplifting matter!!

  10. Sue says:

    Some marvellous portraits, Steve, very emotive as ever

  11. Peter Sheppard says:

    Thank-you again Steve M.
    Also Pascal.
    Excellent !

  12. Jane Lurie says:

    A moving series of stunning portraits. Thank you, Steve.

  13. Pascal Mannaerts says:

    Hi Steve, hi everybody, amazing series as usual. I wanted to share this with you here, a series that I made some time ago about the same theme, I called it “IT TAKES TWO”, with pictures that I made from all over the world. I hope you’ll enjoy it. Can’t wait to hear your impressions. Cheers! Pascal http://www.parcheminsdailleurs.com/SITE_ANGLAIS/ittakestwoEN.html

  14. zahra irannejad says:

    Kind regards

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